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Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa

Authors: Amoah, M.

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Nationalism, especially supranationalism is the bane of global governance, and globalization. Whereas globalization seeks to unify the globe to function to advantage, supranationalisms operate to frustrate the coherence and achievement of this aim. This book delves into the Theories of Nationalism, the contours of supranational activity within global politics, international political economy, and global trade alliances vis-à-vis Africa. The book also identifies a list of African countries with identical issues, serial political difficulties, or time bombs ticking, and examines the performance of their political economies and new security challenges, using global indicators.

About the authors

MICHAEL AMOAH obtained his doctorate in Politics from Middlesex University, UK, where he also taught. He has held academic appointments at the University of London and The Open University. He specializes in Theories of Nationalism, Global Politics, International Politics of Africa, and Political Economy. He is currently an Associate of the Africa International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS – a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy at the London School of Economics.

Reviews

'The value of this book is in its comprehensive critique on what is not working in Africa. The book is highly recommended to all those who have partial knowledge of, and deep interest in, Africa's international political economy.' - Journal of Modern African Studies

'This book aids our understanding of the interrelated and occasionally contradictory issues of nationalism and globalization in Africa. Amoah offers a comprehensive survey of cases, demonstrating knowledge of and a facility with the finer details of a diverse set of countries and issues bordering on the encyclopedic. Throughout, Amoah expertly marshals evidence from violent crises such as those that have plagued Darfur and Côte d'Ivoire, country cases ranging from South Africa to Egypt, Somalia to Guinea, and a breadth of historical and contemporary events to produce a compelling narrative. This wide-ranging book goes well beyond conventional studies of nationalism by examining the many forces that interact with it in a globalized world. Covering political history, conflicts, and cooperation in a broad array of multi-ethnic states, this book is a very informative read.' - Scott Taylor, director of African Studies, Georgetown University

'This book is nationalism unveiled, indeed supranationalism unveiled, and demonstrates how they influence institutions such as the UN Security Council, as well as the international politics of trade, international political economy, and international politics of Africa.' - Kwame Boafo-Arthur, professor and director of the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana

'Michael Amoah provides a broad overview of the divergent permutations that nationalism has taken on the African continent. He delineates both the domestic and foreign policy dimensions of African nationalism through supranational institution-building. He conceptualizes globalization as an economic and cultural force that seeks to create one world, arguing that nationalism both at the state and interstate levels provides resistance to this global project. This is a significant book that analyzes African states' response to the forces of globalization.' - Darryl Thomas, associate professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, Penn State University


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Theorizing on Nationalism

    Amoah, Michael

    Pages 1-16

  • Supranationalisms and Globalization: The Contours and Subcontours of Power and Trade Alliances

    Amoah, Michael

    Pages 17-25

  • Global Governance and the Politics of Handling Conflict: Sudan, Kosovo, and South Ossetia

    Amoah, Michael

    Pages 27-40

  • Africa and China

    Amoah, Michael

    Pages 41-46

  • Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, and Cote d’Ivoire

    Amoah, Michael

    Pages 47-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nationalism, Globalization, and Africa
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Michael Amoah
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00216-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137002167
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10284-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28731-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 272
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics